Briefing on Business & Human Rights in Tanzania; covers extractives, agribusiness, & tourism

The Business and Human Rights Tanzania(BHRT), Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance(CHRAGG), and International Peace Information Service(IPIS) have released a briefing presents an overview of present-day business and human rights issues and activities, as they prevail in four major economic sectors in Tanzania. The briefing covers extractives, agribusiness, infrastructure and tourism sectors. 

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15 July 2019

Briefing on Business and Human Rights in Tanzania

Author: IPIS

"" Business & Human Rights in Tanzania" - Briefing 2019 Quarter 1: January -March"

This briefing presents an overview of present-day business and human rights issues and activities, as they prevail in four major economic sectors in Tanzania: resource extraction,agriculture, tourism and infrastructure...

Through their presence and activities, businesses can play an important role in promoting and harming human rights. As established in the United Nations (UN) framework, the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, both governments and businesses have duties and responsibilities to protect and respect basic human rights. According to the global Corporate Human Rights Benchmark, published at the end of 2018, there is still a long way to go before companies truly put human rights at the heart of their business. While a select group of corporations are leading the way, most are only vaguely aware of the potential threats that surround them. Also the UN Global Compact, the UN corporate initiative that supports companies to do business responsibly and sustainably, recognises the need to move from words to action in 2019. A list of good practices, key resources and initiatives are shared in their report on human rights as the foundation of sustainable business.

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